Monday, April 19, 2010

214 W. 29th St.

I don't think it's a gargoyle, as someone passing by me claimed. More of a troll or gnome, I think. And the Cadaceus here is tasked with delivering the mail. Well, it did belong to Mercury, messenger of the Gods, guide to the dead and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars and thieves. I had it confused with the medical symbol, the rod of Asclepius, which bears only one serpent. I guess I'm not the only one.

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